|Not so Scary....|
As my twin daughters are 9 in a couple of weeks they’ve decided they’re over the childish costumes they used to wear & wanted to dress as something scary this year. That’s perfectly fine but any decent costumes they chose in the shops were €35 each, no way Jose was I spending that much especially as I’ve 5 children to kit out and get supplies for our Halloween party and treats for the mountain of kids that’ll be knocking on our door come October 31st.
I started my research as I usually do with Google, which swiftly brought me to Pinterest. As the girls wanted twin costumes this year they were fairly limited in choice but they saw a pin of the Grady twins from The Shining & thought they looked fairly frightening. My search was on to find blue dresses, white socks & pink ribbon all on a tight budget. EBay was a bust nothing there; same with Amazon, then I thought I could get two Alice in Wonderland costumes & use them.
Unfortunately the cost of two costumes & shipping to Ireland was astronomical so I had to go back to the drawing board. Then it dawned on me I just needed two blue dresses, pinafore style would do. Dunnes Stores online produced two blue pinafores with white collars for just €9 each and delivered to my local store free. Perfect.
|If you happen to be in a Kildare hotel this weekend ~ Do watch out, won't you?!|
While up on a jaunt to Dublin I called into Hickey’s on Henry Street and found the exact ribbon I was looking for, costing only €3.75 for the amount I needed to tie around the girls waists. We already had knee high white socks and black school shoes, fake blood from Dealz at €1.49 for 2 tubes completed their costumes. In total it cost me a little over €10 each for their costumes and two hours scrubbing to get the fake blood off my hands!
|These two messers couldn't stop laughing ~ Took us 30 minutes to take the pictures!|
|How Did We Do?!|
We also made Halloween chocolate apples today, again really doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Lidl is fantastic for quality food on a budget. I bought a tray of 6 large Golden Delicious apples for 59c; Fin Carré milk chocolate bar 69c, Fin Carré white chocolate bar 79c and Halloween sprinkles €1.99. For a grand total of €4.06 we had great family fun in the kitchen making, decorating and eating our chocolate apples. Perfect way to keep little people entertained during midterm break.
|Home made chocolate apples ~ Better than shop bought ~ EVERY TIME|
Have you gotten up to anything spooktacular over the
bank holiday weekend?
What are your little ones wearing for the big night?
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